September 23, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center SDSU Extension is collaborating with the Office of Attorney General to host the 2nd Annual Aging Gracefully Expo. This event will connect us with new ways of living fully. We will be introduced to educational ideas, enlightening discussions, and opportunities for the aging…

Written collaboratively by Leacey E. Brown and Dallas Willman on 7/17/2017. Many of us put off making accessibility modification to our home until we have a need for more support. We avoid making these modifications for various reasons: Fear of adversely impacting home value Concern about appearance Cost of modifications Lack of knowledge about the options…

Leacey E. Brown – 6/28/2017 We are all concerned about identity theft. Fortunately we can reduce our risk of becoming a victim. Here are some tips: Protect your personal information. Protect personal information by not sharing your Social Security Number, credit card information, or bank account information with anyone unless you initiated contact. Also keep…

Written collaboratively by Leacey Brown and Dallas Willman. on 5/16/2017 What is retrofitting? Retrofitting in housing is the practice of adding features in the design of a home that were not included during the initial construction. Why is it necessary? Retrofitting is necessary because much of our existing housing stock is missing universal and accessible…

Leacey E. Brown – 4/17/2017 – See more at: http://igrow.org/healthy-families/aging/strategies-to-advocate-for-aging-issues/#sthash.BGgqrbHG.dpuf How we talk about age-related topics matters: Words have power. They convey how we think. Words can immobilize or empower us. Understanding this is critical as we strive to talk differently about aging and older people. – See more at: http://igrow.org/healthy-families/aging/strategies-to-advocate-for-aging-issues/#sthash.BGgqrbHG.dpuf

Dementia is an umbrella term to refer to cognitive impairment of various types that interfere with a person’s day-to-day function. Researchers project that half of the adults over the age of 85 will be impacted by some form of dementia. In addition, a significant portion of the U.S. population will be affected by the disease…

Most residential bathrooms aren’t designed for aging in place. Our bathroom is both the most critical and the most dangerous room in our home. When it comes to remaining in the home, our bathroom is often the deciding factor. Please recall the bathroom image above. Imagine while recovering from surgery that you or a loved one…

Do you want to remain in your home and community, even when facing chronic disease, disability or short term injury? If you said yes, you are like many people across our great state. Our homes, communities, and technology are significant barriers to remaining independent. – See more at: http://igrow.org/healthy-families/aging/what-is-needed-for-aging-in-place/

Nursing home care is expensive. The average length of stay in a nursing home is 2.5 years. Without long-term care insurance or a large savings, many people will receive financial assistance from state government agencies. – See more at: http://igrow.org/healthy-families/aging/paying-for-nursing-home-care/